Longtime friends and collaborators Lil’ Kim and Missy Elliott embrace at the NBA All-Star Jam in 1998. Missy is excited for the two and other female rappers to still be making music ten years later.
“I feel like a lot of female rappers are out there doing their own thing,” she said. “For example, Lil’ Kim has a mixtape coming out and she’s working on her album. And Eve is working on her thing too. Hopefully we can jump together at the same time.”
Hip hop royalty Aaliyah, Nas and Missy Elliott step out in style in 1999.
Missy and Eve take their flair for fashion backstage at Tommy Hilfiger’s 2006 fall fashion show.
Always trying something new, Missy Elliott flies high during her performance at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards held at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.
Missy Elliott adds her signature style and moves to the infamous 2003 MTV Video Music Awards performance with Madonna and Britney Spears.
With producer and collaborator Timbaland by her side, Missy accepts her 2003 MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Award.
Missy Elliott and Ciara share a laugh as they receive ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards in 2006 for the hit song “1, 2 Step” they co-wrote.
Missy Elliott rides out in her custom ride during the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards.
Missy beams on the 106 & Park stage in New York with Lil’ Kim and Keyshia Cole in September 2007.
As a 2007 VH1 Hip Hop Honors honoree, Missy basks in the special moment at the show’s after party surrounded by Kerry Washington (left to right), Ciara, Keri Hilson and Timbaland.